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Send a Submission to the Marriage Equality Inquiries

The next step in the marriage equality campaign are two inquiries currently being conducted by federal parliament.

Convincing MPs and Senators to support marriage equality will depend, in part, on successful outcomes from these inquiries. Groups like the Australian Christian Lobby are already flooding the inquiries with submissions. Please make your voice heard.


1. The Senate inquiry

This inquiry is being conducted by the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee. Submissions closed on 2nd April. For more information about the inquiry, visit the Senate website here.

2. House of Representatives inquiry

This inquiry is being conducted by the Social Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee. Submissions close on 20th April.

Instructions:

  1. Click on the green button below to start the survey.
  2. Enter your email address. (Only one response per address will be accepted.)
  3. Answer ‘Agree/Yes’ to all the multiple-choice questions.
  4. Answer the two short-answer questions. (Give your personal story as to why you support marriage equality)

Suggested answers: (click on question to reveal)

    Survey Questions:

  1. Do you have any further comments on the legal implications of these Bills? (250w max.)
  2. In this section you can address the benefits of allowing same-sex couples to marry as well as explain why the fears of those who oppose marriage equality are not well-founded.

    For the reasons Australia needs marriage equality, click here. For responses to arguments against marriage equality, click here.

  3. Can you explain your reasons to the above questions? (250w max.)
  4. Your response to this question can address why you support marriage equality, why you oppose civil unions as a substitute for full equality and why you believe reform is urgent. Please refer to your personal experiences where possible.

  5. Do you support the following Bills?
  6. Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2012 (Mr Bandt):

    Yes

    No

    Marriage Amendment Bill 2012 (Mr Jones):

    Yes

    No

  7. What is your position on the following statements:
  8. The law should be changed to legalise same sex marriages in Australia:

    Agree

    Disagree

    Not sure

    Authorised celebrants, being ministers of religion, should not be obliged to perform same sex marriages:

    Agree

    Disagree

    Not sure

    Same sex marriages performed in foreign countries should be recognised in Australia:

    Agree

    Disagree

    Not sure